Luxury developer Related Companies partnered with on-demand concierge platform Hello Alfred to help building tenants complete everyday tasks like laundry, cleaning, repairs, prescription refills and grocery shopping. The partnership allows Related to easily offer an additional layer of services to its residents, not only saving time but elevating time.
The outdoor furniture brand Outer invites its customers to serve as hosts in its Neighborhood Showroom program, turning their backyards into showrooms where potential buyers can see the products in a real-world setting.
Homee is a platform gives homeowners and property managers on-demand access to vetted and background-checked electricians, plumbers and other handymen.
Online real-estate platform Opendoor created their Agent Partner Program to pair home buyers and sellers with trusted real estate agents to provide an additional layer of service. If a home seller requests an offer on their home through the Opendoor platform, but it falls outside of the platform’s standard criteria for buying, Opendoor will automatically refer them to one of their top-performing agent partners. The referral gives homeowners peace of mind and provide agents with a new way to build their businesses by feeding them high-intent buyers and sellers.
The New York flagship store of luxury home goods brand RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware) has embedded an interior design firm and offices into their footprint. They also have an expansive design atelier, where clients, designers and architects can access fabrics and finishes, along with ample space to work on their design projects and private rooms for client meetings and presentations.
Brooklyn developer RXR Realty partnered with the supper club Resident to offer building residents the opportunity to attend communal dinners hosted by live-in chef.
Experiential retail platform Big Lives partners with NYC real estate developers to stage invite-only fashion pop-ups in high-end properties on the market.
London department store Selfridges is home to an ever-changing array of in-store pop-ups, ranging from luxury brands like Fendi and Cartier to celebrity designers like Jaden Smith to the social shopping app Depop. The pop-ups are supported by a host of in-store events. For example, the Cartier pop up in August, 2019, included an Upside Down Photo Booth and a Duality Room, where poets wrote personalized haiku, and a resident DJ.
Cashback app Ibotta added a payment feature to provide users with additional savings through reward-based mobile payment. Customers sign up with their credit cards and choose the "Pay With Ibotta" option for any of the 30 participating retailers, including The Home Depot. They are then presented with a QR-code to be shown at checkout to receive rewards for their entire purchase.
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